Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Review of the Origami Yoda Books by Tom Angleberger

This remarkable book series is about a kid named Dwight or Tommy or whatever. Kinda hard to tell because of the narrative structure that goes from character to character.
I like these books for a lot of reasons and I will tell you one by one. First of all, the names of the books. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.  Then Darth Paper Strikes Back. And last but not least, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.
Let's start with Origami Yoda. This book is a collection of stories set in middle school and Tommy is collecting all of these stories to find out if Origami Yoda is real or not. The book just seems like a bunch of stories that don't progress the plot that much, but by halfway through you will be addicted to the book. And at the end you will find a pleasant guide on how to make Origami Yoda.
And now Darth Paper Strikes Back.  This book is the all paper sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. It features instructions on how to make Darth Paper, an origami lightsaber, and a 5 fold Yoda. It also has rules for a game called “paper wars”. And it contains a nice plot to top it all off. This time instead of fingering out if Origami Yoda is real or not we're trying to get Dwight out suspension (Dwight is the creator (and owner) of Origami Yoda). I really like the book overall. Oh, by the way, the school pisses me off. A LOT.
And finally Fortune Wookiee. The book is set after Darth Paper Strikes Back so Dwight is not at school any more. (Not gonna tell you why.) And everyone misses him, but now a new hope rises from an arts and crafts store: THE FORTUNE WOOKIEE and Hon Foldo. It is (once again) a collection of stories. This time they’re based around the fortune wookiee welded by Sara. It is a cliffhanger so don’t get it too early. It tells you how to make The Fortune Wookiee and Han Foldo.  There were several origami characters mentioned in the novel that I would have liked to see instructions on how to make, but overall it is about as good as Darth Paper strikes back. And a lot of times in the book you will be thinking, “There is a disturbance in the force!” Oh, by the way, the school pisses me off. EVEN MORE.
Well, that’s about it. I hope you enjoyed this review and will have a fun time reading these books.

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